It was the Lionel MESSI show for Barcelona against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League.
Two goals an one assist against Juventus, not a bad night at the office for the world’s best player. Some were calling it revenge other were calling it the turn of a new season, call it what you want, MESSI was the star of the show.
Remarkable to think that Lionel had never scored against BUFFON, after all, he has played against the great goalkeeper a few times. But this time, Leo finally broke the curse. A great one-two with Luis SUAREZ and a precise surgical finish from the little man right before half time ensured that his team would go into the dressing room a goal to the goods.
A clinical run down the right hand side in the second half, a pass which was meant to SUAREZ but landed to RAKITIC and it was 2-0 for the Catalans. Ernesto VALVERDE’s men got the third after another MESSI run as his shot went right but BUFFON was going left. A 3-0 win meant they go joint top of the table along with Marcos ACUNA’s Sporting Lisbon in their group.
Two other Argentinians, Paulo DYBALA and Gonzalo HIGUAIN (who was left isolated up front alone but did not look too mobile when he was on the ball) started the match for the Serie A league winners.
Finally against Buffon ❤
No one expected that pass.
— FCBdaily Media (@Fcbdailyy) September 12, 2017
— dave (@DesTaquito1) September 12, 2017